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Hastings Law Journal

Abstract

The present juvenile court system has proven ineffective in dealing with "status offenders." This Note examines the history and philosophy of the juvenile court system, the problems attendant to the court's jurisdiction over status offenders, and the trend toward elimination of this jurisdiction. The Note sets forth alternative methods of dealing with status offenders--the institution of voluntary social services and advisory arbitration-to supplant responsibility presently placed in the juvenile court system.

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